Work with the field’s leading expert!

With over 40 years of admissions experience, including time at Harvard, Columbia, and Penn, The Ivy Dean is often considered the leading expert in the field—guiding counselors, organizations, and students through the admissions process each year. Recently, you may have seen The Ivy Dean on the Huffington Post, attended my interview at the national College Planning Summit, or read my admissions advice on Varsity Tutors.

As the only admissions consulting group with a former Ivy League Dean of Admissions, The Ivy Dean has a 100% college success rate, with many of my students gaining acceptance to the Ivy League. Even more, all of my students work directly with me, a former admissions dean and a college expert.


However, you should read about The Ivy Dean’s success directly from my students:

The college application process can be an incredibly disorienting experience—do you listen to your parents, to your friends, or to College Confidential? Ms. Blackman’s advice and Positioning cuts through the confusion, and gives you the strategies you need to advocate for yourself in an incredibly talented and competitive applicant pool.”

– David Z., University of Chicago

Mrs. Blackman was truly an asset to my college application. She helped me improve my essays, figure out which colleges were right for me, and she kept me on track throughout the entire admissions process. With her help, I was able to submit a winning application to several top universities. As a result, I was admitted to (and will attend) an excellent engineering school.”

– John W., Cornell

Words cannot express my deepest thanks for your guidance throughout the college admissions process. Before meeting you, I was completely lost; I had neither a college list nor any idea of how to sort through thousands of undergraduate institutions. Through your patience and expertise, you focused my search by identifying characteristics in colleges that would result in my ideal college experience. Your continued guidance resulted in acceptances from ten out of twelve schools, including Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon and NYU. Thanks to you, I will be attending my dream school, Columbia, in the fall.”

– Chase L., Columbia

Thank you so much for helping me with my college applications! I got into my first choice, NYU Stern!!! I couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for everything!”

– Tiffany L.  NYU


For more information, call (845) 826-5310 or click here to contact Drusilla Blackman.